Can You Make Money By
Flipping Thrift Store Items?
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Whether you are looking at the
offerings of an estate sale or combing
through the aisles of a thrift store, you
will surely enjoy the treasure hunt!
From designers’ clothing and bags to
appliances, thrift stores can be
treasure-troves of valuable items that
cost a fraction of what they would in
But did you know that thrifting can
also be a way to earn additional
With good planning, thrift store
flipping, the practice of buying items
from second-hand shops with the
intent to resell them, can help you
earn profit from those yard sale finds.
While not every trip is going to yield
you a lot of money, knowing what to
do can help increase your chances of
making money from reselling.
How to Find Good Items to Sell?
To make sure you’ll get items that will
sell, follow these tips:
1. Always Check Online
Smartphones are your best tools
when thrifting for a profit. Be sure
you have a good connection when you
are out shopping because the best way
to ensure an income is to do a quick
search on eBay before purchasing an
By checking the selling price of
common items, you’ll get a baseline to
If you are unsure whether a specific
item is collectible, see how many are
on eBay, the average bid, and any
previous sale information.
However, check the condition of the
items because this can make a huge
difference. If yours is gently used or
newer, you can sell it for a much
2. Look for Markings
Thrift stores often sell pottery wares.
If you are not sure about the worth of
a specific piece, look for markings. If
you see a stamp, check it online and
see its common resale value.
Kovels is an excellent site with an
extensive directory of pottery stamps
arranged by letters and shapes. Some
pieces of jewelry also have a stamp on
the clasps or at the back of the
3. Shop At High-End Locations
Higher-end locations tend to hoard